FEATURED ｜ VENTURE LEADERS TO BRING 10 TOP SWISS STARTUPS TO CHINA September 10 - 21 ｜ Hong-Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing and Tianjin
Following the tremendous success of its past four editions, Venture Leaders China 2018 will take place from September 10th to 21st and will include business workshops, investors meetings and public events in Hong-Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing and Tianjin (World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions). The 10-day exclusive roadshow is a unique entrepreneurial and business development program for top Swiss startups that consists of numerous opportunities for face-to-face discussions with leaders of the high-tech community.
Learn more about the 10 high-growth startups below:
RECAP ｜June 4｜Prof. Xavier Castañer, expert in strategic management at HEC Lausanne, gave a talk about new developmental managerial perspectives at swissnex China. Read more.
RECAP ｜June 13 - 15｜CES Asia 2018was a exceptional success for Swiss startups, with the 7 startups of the Swiss Startup Pavilion organized by swissnex China exceeded all expectations by walking away with 4 prizes. Read more.
RECAP ｜June 26｜ On June 26, swissnex China invited the world-renowned roboticist and futurist, Dr. Rolf Pfeifer, to share his profound insights in the field of artificial intelligence, robotics and automation. Read more.
RECAP ｜June 28｜ Prominent speakers, cutting-edge technology providers and outstanding peers from China and Switzerland discussed and compared key innovations and the latest developments in Evidence Science at swissnex China. Read more.
RECAP ｜July 11｜The first edition of Fireside Chat with Mr. Kurt Haerri, who gave an insightful talk of his longterm experience at Schindler and life in China in general, was hosted at swissnex China in collaboration with SwissCham. Read more.
RECAP ｜July 12｜Swiss innovation in the field of blockchain was a hot topic at the Zhejiang University Blockchain & FinTech Summit, where swissnex CEO Dr. Felix Moesner's speech was warmly received by the fully-packed audience. Read more.
SONGNAN QI New Junior Project Manager - Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Songnan is a senior undergraduate student at the French-Chinese Institute of Renmin University of China, majoring in Economic and Social Administration. She accomplished her junior studies in France as part of the dual-degree programme between Renmin University of China and Paul-Valéry University (Montpellier III). At the end of her first Bachelor's year, she joined the course “Global and Regional Migration Governance” organized by Geneva Summer School. Her mother tongue is Chinese and she speaks fluently French, English and a little bit of German. Her hobbies include various kinds of sports, especially badminton, climbing and equitation.
Quentin is a Swiss citizen born in Versailles, France in 1994. Since his early childhood he has grown up in an international environment until his graduation from gymnase Auguste Piccard in 2013. Quentin then pursued his studies at HEC Lausanne in economics and business. He graduated in 2017 following a one-year exchange at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE). Quentin is a tech-savvy and finance technology enthusiast since his early days, having worked on various startup projects parallel to his studies, and is now working on a blockchain-related project at swissnex China. Finally, Quentin is also a rugby player and committed sports person.
NEWS ｜For a record-breaking 8th consecutive year, Switzerland has claimed the top position in the annual Global Innovation Index (GII) ranking published by Cornell University, INSEAD and WIPO. According to the GII 2018, the key factors to Switzerland’s innovativeness and consistent success are its first-rate patent and intellectual property rules, high-tech manufacturing, excellent universities, and its high investments in R&D. Learn more.
NEWS ｜EPFL emerges as one of the Top 3 Teams in Hyperloop Pod Competition in California, the world's first-ever hyperloop competition. This was an extraordinary result for EPFLoop, which competed against 18 teams from around the world. Learn more.
PARTNERS｜ News from our friends and networks
STARTUP OF THE MONTH KENZEN Personal Health Wearables
Kenzen creates personal health wearables to support its users in all dimensions of health, including wellness, activities, 3D motion, and performance. Its primary product, Kenzen ECHO, is a small, flexible patch that helps its users understand their physiology, and get personalized health insights and notifications to help improve performance, recovery, and prevent injury. Biowatch was selected as a CES Asia 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree and named Best Health Startup at CES Asia 2018, as part of the swissnex China-hosted Swiss Startups Pavilion. Learn more about Kenzen here.
MACHINES ARE NOT ALONE A MACHINIC TRILOGY July 21 - October 21 ｜ Chronus Art Center, Shanghai
The exhibition Machines Are Not Alone proposes that the world is machinic: not only does its function depend on a network of machines, but the land, river, mountains, trees and animals, humans included, are also machines when seen from an operational point of view or in the abstract sense of the word. The exhibition is fitted with sky machines, earth machines, and many other geoengineering and emotive devices and apparatuses. Learn more and register.
PARTNERS ｜China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)’s EMBA program receives official accredition in Switzerland. Learn more.
swissnex around the World
swissnex Network ｜On July 4, the Federal Council appointed Dr. Martina Hirayama as the new State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation. On January 1, 2019 she will succeed the incumbent Dr. Mauro Dell’Ambrogio. Read more.